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Posted by Gillian Kenyon, Sep 15 2007 1:16PM

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First Aid for Therapists


What do you do if a client feels dizzy after a treatment?

Worse still, what would you do if they seemed to be having problems breathing?

And would you know what to do if a client was involved in a seroius car accident just outside the door to your salon?

Given by a practicing therapist and qualified First Aid instructor, this unbeatable value, fully certified First Aid course is open for all therapists and their friends.

The CPR Primary Care course complies with government first aid requirements for your profession. An Emergency First Response certificate, valid for two years, is issued on successful completion of our courses.

The CPR Primary Care course is ideal for self employed therapists and therapists in smaller places of work that present few health and safety risks where a nominated person is required by law to take charge in the event of illness or accident.

If you would like to join us on a ONE day first aid course in order to feel more able and competent in an emergency situation – send your enquiry to The H Club via e-mail at We have a maximum of 12 places available per course to ensure students receive the very best of attention.

Choose from CPR Primary Care or build on these skills with Secondary Care illness assessment and bleeding management techniques. Better still, book on one of our courses that covers both areas.

Elaine Cawkwell
Dec 13 2007 11:50AM
I did one recently, I would reccomend them to every therapist.

I did mine with David Tagg (Back to Work). Certificate valid for 3years.
Gillian Kenyon
Dec 13 2007 4:13PM
Hi Elaine

As you say, First Aid is an interesting topic for Therapists. As a practising therapists myself, I took it upon myself to not only learn how to administer First Aid but also how to Instruct in delivery of First Aid.

Since that time, the increase in number of therapy courses that specify First Aid as a mandatory requirement has dramatically increased. In recognising this increasing need for Therapists to undertake First Aid training, I have also become qualified to train others to become Instructors in First Aid.

There are numerous levels of First Aid, ranging from CPR for Basic Life Support to use of Automated Electrical Defibrillators, Oxygen administration, First Aid for Infants, First Aid to meet legislation for Child Care workers, First Aid for the Workplace to meet HSE requirements, First Aid for Divers etc etc etc.

People in all types of situation can suffer illness or fall ill. It doesn’t matter whether the injury or the illness is caused by the work they do, the sport they play or the lifestyle they lead. What is important is that they receive immediate attention and that an ambulance is called in serious cases.

The H Club offers fully accredited Emergency First Response (EFR) courses which deliver the latest in layperson emergency care in a flexible format which will suit a range of personal circumstances and the needs of all practising therapists.


The H Club selected EFR as its’ First Aid training partner because of the award-winning course materials and simplified approach to training. We make CPR and first aid easy to learn, giving you the confidence you need to respond in a medical emergency. Approved by the Health and Safety Executive (GB), Emergency First Response is one of the foremost CPR and first aid training organisations in the world.


Our EFR courses combine adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and have the option of including Automatic External defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use. They can be taught together, as stand alone courses or in any combination. We can customise our course delivery to meet your timing and training needs.

Courses follow ECC Guidelines 2005 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the emergency cardiovascular care standards set by the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2005.


Our innovative independent study method of delivery helps you learn and remember more. This leading-edge method is flexible enough to accommodate many learning styles. With independent study, your time with our instructor practitioner is focused on skill development rather than lecture.

Though our courses and materials lend themselves to independent study, there are many different ways to learn. In some cases, a personal delivery in a workshop environment offers its own advantages. You decide with our First Aid instructor practitioner which methods work best for you.


Our Primary Care (CPR) teaches you:
to respond to life-threatening emergencies
to have confidence in your ability to provide care when emergency situations arise
Some of the skills you’ll learn in this class include:
scene safety assessment
communicable disease protection
Obstructed airway clearing
Serious bleeding management
Shock management
Spinal injury management

Optional recommended skills are AED training and emergency oxygen administration


This course covers injuries and illnesses that are not immediately life-threatening. In this course you’ll learn:
Injury assessment
Illness assessment
Bandaging and splinting


The H Club offers the EFR Care for Children Course because of its innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training. It teaches how to provide emergency care for injured or ill infants and children. You’ll learn the types of medical emergencies children face and how they differ from adult conditions. The course also addresses:
The emotional aspects of caring for children
Secondary care for children
Preventing common injuries and illnesses in children

The course includes both CPR and first aid skills. The Primary care portion of the course prepares you to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building your confidence to give first aid to an infant or child in need. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Paediatric Working Group of ILCOR


Approved b y the Health and Safety Executive (GB) for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, the EFR First Aid at Work course delivered by The H Club meets standards for workplace requirements in Great Britain.

The Primary Care, secondary Care and Care for Children courses are also internationally recognised and, due to the flexibility of the system of training, different learning approaches may be used to meet workplace requirements for course content and duration.


The following recognize EFR first aid courses as delivered by The H Club:
British Canoe Union Recognition
Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme
Health and Safety Executive (N. Ireland)
HSE First-Aid Training & Qualifications Certificate of Approval (Great Britain)
Royal Yachting Association
Scouts Association UK
Skills Active - United Kingdom
.NorthWest (UK) SureStart Care for Children Approval

So, if any therapist wishes to take a course in one of these areas, please feel free to ask more. We can be contacted at :

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